Re: Problems with gnopernicus and ubuntu

On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 05:03:38AM EST, Bram Duvigneau wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to this list and also new to the use of linux as a desktop system. 
> I only use Debian GNU/Linux to run a server at the moment. But because I 
> wanted to test the gnopernicus screenreader and I wanted to check out the 
> new ubuntu distribution, I decided to install in a virtual machine with 
> vmware.

That is just about the best way to try it out, a very good idea.

> Now everything  is up and running, alsothe gnome environment. But, when I 
> start the gnopernicus screenreader I get no output at all. I asked a 
> sighted person to assist me and he comfirmed that the main window of 
> gnopernicus was on the screen. All the speech parameters where correct and 
> he checked the checkbox to start braille support. I compiled and installed 
> the latest version of brltty from the official website because this version 
> has usb support for my alva sattelite display, therefore I choose the 
> brltty driver for gnopernicus. But, there is still no output at all. The 
> festival synth is working, I tested it from the commandline by entering 
> echo test | festival --tts.

In order to get braille support, you will need to rebuild gnopernicus 
against BrlTTY, and ensure that you also built BrlAPI support into 
BrlTTY. Did you check universe for BrlTTY before building it yourself?

Secondly, I guess you tested Festival when you weren't logged into 
GNOME. If this is the case, the reason why you aren't getting any speech 
output, is because esd is running to provide sound events to the GNOMe 
desktop. You need to turn this off before Festival will speak.

I am also an Ubuntu user so feel free to ask me any more questions.

Hope this helps.


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